A number of Middlesbrough supporters have heaped praise on Isaiah Jones following his positive performance in Boro’s frustrating 3-2 defeat at home to QPR on Wednesday night.
Neil Warnock’s side headed into the game looking to build some momentum in the Championship, but despite QPR going down to ten men in the second half they were unable to take even a point out of the game on a frustrating evening for them at the Riverside.
One major bright spark for Boro though despite the defeat to QPR was the performance of Jones. The talented forward showed signs of his development and of the potential he has to be a vital asset for them in the Championship this term and proved to be a constant threat for their opponents defence.
Jones managed to average an impressive 88% passing accuracy, produced one assist and one key pass and was also able to do his defensive side of the game well making three tackles and one clearance as well.
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It will be important that Jones continues to deliver this level of performance and if he can do then Boro will have a real attacking outlet on their hands during the rest of the campaign.
Many Middlesbrough were quick to hail Jones for his performance against QPR and believe he was the one major positive that they could take from their defeat.
Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
Loved being back tonight. Shame we don’t have a midfield or a right sided wing back but hey ho. Jones and Ikpeazu were tremendous. #Boro
— Jack Pears (@JackPears93) August 18, 2021
Amazing to be back but just wish the result matched my excitement! We left far too much space between the midfield and defence and left ourselves wide open, however there were plenty of positives to take from that tonight. Isiah Jones looks like a real game changer! #utb #boro pic.twitter.com/fHCzxuj7Ee
— #BackPost17 (@Backpost17) August 18, 2021
I thought our problems were offensive not defensive. The defending tonight was atrocious! Jones played brilliantly again and Dijksteel the other who shone. The rest apart from Crooks and Ikpeazu need to buck their ideas up. Early days but need players in and back. #UTB #boro
— For The Love Of Boro (@4TheLoveOfBoro) August 18, 2021
Nothing worse than losing games like that, especially against ten men. On the plus side I think Isaiah Jones is going to win the next Ballon d’Or #Boro
— Danny Taylor (@DannyTaylorDT) August 18, 2021
— Matty (@MattyHarrison20) August 18, 2021
Issiah Jones is going to be sold for a hell of a lot of money in a few years time. What a player he is #boro
— George Turner (@GeorgeT60661454) August 18, 2021
Isaiah Jones is amazing man #boro
— The Fresh Prince 🇦🇷 (@_TY_97) August 18, 2021